Acraman Creek Conservation Park

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Acraman Creek Conservation Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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Acraman Creek estuary
Acraman Creek Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Acraman Creek Conservation Park
Acraman Creek Conservation Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Smoky Bay
Coordinates 32°26′58″S 134°3′3″E / 32.44944°S 134.05083°E / -32.44944; 134.05083Coordinates: 32°26′58″S 134°3′3″E / 32.44944°S 134.05083°E / -32.44944; 134.05083
Area 39.52 km2 (15.3 sq mi)[1]
Established 12 September 1991[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Acraman Creek Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Acraman Creek Conservation Park is on the northern side of Streaky Bay on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, about half way between Ceduna and Streaky Bay townships.

The park is 3,952 ha (9,770 acres)[1] in size and contains the Acraman Creek estuary, pristine ocean beaches, sand dunes, mangrove, samphire and mallee habitats. It is an important feeding location for many coastal birds, including migratory waders such as sandpipers and stilts that journey from the Arctic Circle. It is classified as World Conservation Union (IUCN) class VI.[2]

A bush camping ground and the ocean beach is accessible by conventional vehicles, but access to boat launching facilities at Port Lindsey on Acraman Creek requires a four wheel drive. Slightly offshore is the remains of a shipwreck when whaling was performed in the area.

Activities in the park include Bush camping (permit required), fishing, boating, canoeing and birdwatching.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  • [1] (PDF) Accessed 2009-09-22.